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highlights of upcoming events at EPOCH communities.

Alzheimer’s fundraiser, eyeglasses collection and more at EPOCH

Alzheimer's Association Walk to End Alzheimer's 2014September brings new programs and events to our EPOCH communities, including a bi-weekly fitness class open to all local seniors and a collection for unneeded eyeglasses and hearing aids. We’ll also host a presentation on the rehabilitative program Sage Strides, a fundraiser for the upcoming Walk to End Alzheimer’s at Paul Revere Park, and a performance of Broadway classics by Jack Craig. All of our programs are free and open to the public, and we welcome you to participate.

Celebrate National Assisted Living Week® at EPOCH

National Assisted Living Week 2014

This week is National Assisted Living Week®, an annual event sponsored by the National Center for Assisted Living. To celebrate, our communities will host a series of events that all are welcome to enjoy. In honor of this year’s theme, “The Magic of Music,” many of these events include live concerts, music discussions and other musically related events to highlight the important role music plays in assisted living communities across the country.

Music brings joy to residents; helps them build relationships with one another, staff and the wider community; and even stimulates the brain and keeps them sharp. We hope you’ll join us as we honor our residents for all they’ve accomplished throughout their lives and thank staff, volunteers and families for all that they do to make our communities radiant, welcoming homes. All of our events are free, we just ask that you RSVP.

Car shows, cookouts and concerts

Grandparents Day car showThere’s a lot on the agenda at our communities this week. First, we’ll host a car show and cookout in celebration of Grandparents Day. We’ll also start offering a biweekly exercise class specifically designed for seniors. The popular singer and entertainer Steve Palumbo will visit us for the first time and show off his Dean Martin impression. Finally, we’ll welcome musician Dan Daniels for a performance and discussion of classic folk songs. All events are free unless otherwise stated. We welcome you to join us!

Tai Chi, concerts and independent film at EPOCH

Ida Lewis, Keeper of the LightWe’ll host a variety of free events at our EPOCH communities this week, including Tai Chi classes, a blood pressure screening, concerts by the Victrola Society and Bill Burke, and a discussion with independent filmmaker Marian Gagnon. Join us for any or all of these free events. Keep reading for details.

Free Tai Chi class, Aug. 26, 10 a.m.
EPOCH Senior Living on Blackstone Blvd.
353 Blackstone Blvd. Providence, RI

The class will be led by eastern fitness instructor Bob McManus, who has 13 years’ experience teaching Tai Chi. All seniors in the community are welcome to attend and learn the ancient Chinese system for meditative exercise. To RSVP, please call 401-273-6565 or register online.

Music, movies and more at EPOCH

Chocolate lovers dreamThis week, we look forward to performances by popular baritone James Michael and the big band quartet Four Guys in Tuxes; a delicious lunch and learn on chocolates from around the world; a backyard movie party featuring the popular Disney film “Frozen”; and an informative presentation on Israel’s first Prime Minister, David Ben-Gurion. We welcome you and your family to join us for any or all of these free events.